A Knowledge-Based Approach to Design

Tom M. Mitchell, Louis I. Steinberg, Jeffrey S. Shulman

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A framework is presented for constructing knowledge-based aids for design problems. In particular, we describe the organization of an interactive knowledge-based consultant for VLSI design (called VEXED-an acronym for VLSI expert editor), and a prototype implementation of VEXED. The paper focuses on the principles underlying the design of VEXED, and on several lessons and research issues that have arisen from implementing and experimenting with this prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-510
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Computer-aided design
  • VLSI
  • design
  • knowledge-based systems


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